Arsenal’s Boxing Day Match has been pushed up on the 27th after threats of a possible London Underground strike, so the match against Wolverhampton will have to wait for another day, leaving the Gunners with only 3 days to recover and prepare for the Queen Parks Rangers match from the 31st.
A statement on the official website read:
“As a result of the proposed industrial action on London Underground on Monday, December 26, our home Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, originally planned for Boxing Day, has been postponed.”
“Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers will now take place 24 hours later on Tuesday, December 27 (a public holiday), kick-off 3pm at Emirates Stadium.”
“This decision has had to be made now, before the result of the legal challenge to the proposed industrial action is finally known, due to the preparation period needed to safely operate Emirates Stadium by all the relevant agencies.”
“The club has been liaising closely in order to make this decision, with all the relevant agencies, including the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, London Underground, The FA Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Islington Council.”
Arsenal will be looking to finish this year on a high and keep as close as possible to their Big Four objective. Another objective for the year would be Robin Van Persie’s who is aiming to destroy Shearer’s 36 goal record and needs 3 more to do that.